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August 25th, 2023
Landfill fires expected to top discussions @ District 1 Meeting with Hon Dawson

WEST END, Tortola, VI- First District Representative and Junior Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Dr the Hon Karl Dawson will be having a meeting with his constituents at West End Community Centre on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.

August 2nd, 2023
VG residents tell gov't they're 'not satisfied' with management of landfill

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- Residents of Virgin Gorda have expressed to the Government of the Virgin Islands they are not satisfied with the management of the landfill on that island and wish to see improvements.

April 19th, 2023
Pockwood Pond fires causing persons ‘to come down with cancer’- Romney-Moses

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- The longstanding issues of garbage disposal and landfill fires at Pockwood Pond were highlighted during the First District’s Political Debate held at the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Youth Centre in Carrot Bay last evening, April 18, 2023, with candidates stating the issue was amongst the top three national concerns they would address in the House of Assembly (HoA) once elected.

April 18th, 2023
BVI Cancer Society joins struggle against open burning @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Noting that individuals are fearing for their health, the BVI Cancer Society has joined the struggle to pressure the government to fix the issues of garbage and landfill fires at Pockwood Pond.

April 17th, 2023
‘I apologise to the people of the First District’- Hon Penn on landfill fires

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a handful of residents of the First District decided to turn up at the House of Assembly (HoA) this morning, April 17, 2023, to protest the frequent open burning at Pockwood Pond, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) responded with an apology and a promise to resolve the issues promptly.

April 17th, 2023
D1 residents plan protest outside HoA today over open burning @ Pockwood Pond

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that residents of the First District have had enough of being affected by the almost daily landfill fires at Pockwood Pond and are planning to stage a peaceful protest outside of the House of Assembly in Road Town this morning, April 17, 2023.

May 24th, 2022
Hon Penn to make 'comprehensive statement' on situation @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola VI– Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI), especially those directly affected by the frequent landfill fires at Pockwood Pond, continue to complain about the situation.

January 27th, 2020
Finally! Pockwood Pond Incinerator up & running

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Following statements from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the garbage and fire woes at the Pockwood pond facility in the Virgin Islands (VI) will soon be over, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), has indicated that the facility is now up and running at its optimum.

December 18th, 2019
‘Incinerator will be back in operation after the holidays’- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents of West End and other areas affected by frequent landfill fires at Pockwood Pond will have to endure for just a little while more as, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Carvin Malone (AL), the solid waste incinerator will be back in operation after the holidays.

November 11th, 2019
Fire breaks out @ Pockwood Pond landfill

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Residents in the West End area and its environs were again left to ponder ‘How long more?’ after a fire broke out at the landfill at Pockwood Pond on the main island of Tortola last evening, November 10, 2019.

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